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Unique gift suggestions from local sources

Pets from PAWS
Families who are prepared to take on the responsibility of a new furry friend for the household as a holiday gift should consider PAWS as an adoption resource. PAWS has hundreds of cats and dogs to chose from. Adoption gift certificates make great stocking stuffers. Find out how to adopt today at www.paws.org or call 425-787-2500.
NOAH in Stanwood is also offering a special deal on pets, $25, for any pet that his been at the shelter for more than 25 days. (See page C8) For information call 360-629-7055 or visit the Web site at www.thenoahcenter.org.

Tickets to The Ultimate Gift
The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation has an interesting idea for stocking stuffers tickets to an early screening of The Ultimate Gift, in downtown Arlington. The major motion picture starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy and Drew Fuller, The Ultimate Gift will not be in theaters until March 2007, but CVHF has been fortunate enough to secure the rights to show this film early at the Olympic Theatre in Arlington, on the evening of Jan. 11.
A limited amount of $10 tickets are available from the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation. For information call Joan Miles at 360-435-2133 ext. 4705, e-mail to joanm@cascadevalley.org, or stop by the office in the hospital.

Class on chair yoga
How about the gift of good health, and a class on chair yoga with Pat Cavit which is offered on Mondays through Feb. 26. For anyone who has trouble moving around, chair yoga can increase strength, flexibility and balance by exercising while seated in a chair. Wheelchairs are welcome, at the community room of the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. The class runs 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per class or $50 per session. Call 360-403-3448 to register.

Garden show tickets
For your favorite gardener, how about a glimmer of springtime with tickets to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington Convention Center Feb. 14-18. Tickets can be printed on-line or mailed from www.gardenshow.com, ordered by phone at 800-569-2832 or purchased at local nurseries.

2005 Arlington Christmas
All Star Recording Studio has announced a special deal on the collection of Christmas songs created last year featuring the voices of local singers such as Nadine Williams, Art Farren, Fabian Cordoba, Monica McPherson and others. Last years CDs are for sale at the special disounted price of $5 each if picked up or $6.50 including mailing. Call 360-435-9506.

American Dream CD
An award-winning singer/songwriter and former resident of Arlington Carl Tosten has announced a special offer on his fourth independently produced CD, American Dream, which is being praised by critics and fellow musicians.
His expressive and energetic guitar style combines alternate tunings, multiple capos, percussive body slaps and right-hand tapping to create rhythmic and percussive background for his strong and soulful voice. He tells personal stories and views of the world. Check it out at Tostens Web site at www.carltosten.com.

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